Peter Wilkens Appointed Regional President of Agfa Graphics North America
RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ—December 17, 2008—Agfa Graphics announced that Peter Wilkens, Agfa's current vice-president of Sales & Marketing, has been appointed Regional President of North American business effective January 1, 2009. Wilkens will replace Thomas Saggiomo, who is leaving to pursue other opportunities.
Wilkens joined Agfa in 2005 after navigating key senior management roles within the graphics communications industry which included an extended stint at ECRM Imaging Systems where he served as vice president of worldwide sales and marketing. An industry veteran, Wilkens brings a high level of expertise in graphic communication sales, marketing, customer support and technical solutions.
"Today Agfa is a solid company committed to technological innovation with experienced management, sales teams and an award-winning portfolio of prepress CtP systems, digital software solutions and UV inkjet products. Many of our products help printers increase productivity and efficiency which is critical during the current economic climate. In addition, our industry leading :Azura chemistry-free and :Amigo low-chem products are helping printers become more Earth-friendly. We are committed to the continued growth of our business and responding quickly to customers' needs," said Wilkens.
In response to the recent management changes at Agfa, Wilkens also said, "Tom Saggiomo has been an exceptional leader and I speak for the entire Agfa family in wishing him the best of luck in his future endeavors."
The Agfa-Gevaert Group is one of the world's leading imaging and information technology companies. Agfa develops, manufactures and markets analog and digital systems for the printing industry (Agfa Graphics), the healthcare sector (Agfa HealthCare) and specific industrial applications (Agfa Materials).
Agfa's headquarters are in Mortsel, Belgium. The company is present in 40 countries and has agents in another 100 countries throughout the world. The Agfa-Gevaert Group achieved a turnover of 4,500 million dollars in 2007.
About Agfa Graphics
Agfa Graphics offers integrated prepress solutions to the printing industry. These solutions comprise consumables, hardware, software and services for production workflow, project and color management. Computer-to-film, computer-to-plate and digital proofing systems have earned Agfa Graphics a worldwide leadership position in the commercial and package printing and the newspaper publishing markets.